Dua Lipa gets viral TikTok dance back after being ‘bullied’ for it

She did a full 180. Doua Lipa is “reclaiming” his viral TikTok dance and fully embracing it on tour.

During his appearance on Thursday March 3 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe “Don’t Start Now” singer, 26, reflected on the backlash a clip of one of her 2017 performances caused when it exploded on social media.

“Some haters lined up and said, ‘It’s a lazy dance. It’s not inspired’, host jimmy fallon said, while Lipa joked that many social media users said she looked like she was “trying to put her shoe on in a hurry.” The dance move in question involved the singer standing in one spot while bouncing and shaking her hips.

The Grammy winner continued, “There was a time when it really hurt me, like I was being bullied online. It wasn’t very pleasant.

Now, however, Lipa is no longer embarrassed to be turned into a meme. “The reason we talk about it is because I brought it back, I do it on my tour – I get it back,” the “Levitating” musician explained, adding that she incorporated the move into the choregraphy. for her nostalgia for the future to visit. “I can see it from another angle. I look back on it with so much fondness because it helped me become the artist I wanted to be, it made me work harder.

Lipa has previously spoken about the impact the negative reaction to the video has had on her as an artist. “It’s one thing when people are mean to you, but you know you tried your best,” she said. vanity lounge in June 2021. “But it’s another thing when people are mean to you, and you know you actually haven’t had the opportunity to be the best because you’ve spread yourself so thinly trying everything do at once.”

The “IDGAF” singer added that the backlash has made her even more determined to prove herself with the release of her second album, nostalgia for the future. “You want to show that you’re here to stay and you want to show that it’s not just about an album or a big song or whatever,” Lipa said. “I just wanted to make sure that this time around I got control that I’m going to do the music and then I’m going to rehearse.”

She continued, “And then when I come in and do the performances, they’re all going to be amazing. I’m going to prove to people that I can do it and I’m here to stay.

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Colleen D. Ervin